Jerry Brudos – The Shoe Fetish Slayer

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Episode 86: The Shoe Fetish Slayer


Jerome Brudos is the personification of cold, deliberate evil. And I’m glad he’s not living anymore. He was like a two-headed snake or a chicken with five legs. Why God created that type of creature, I have no idea.”

Benton County District Attorney David Logan

AKA: The Lust Killer – “The Shoe Fetish Slayer”

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Classification: Serial Killer

Characteristics: Necrophiliac / Fetishist

Victim count: 4

Date of Murders: 1968 – 1969

Date of birth: January 31, 1939

MO: Strangulation

Location: Oregon, USA

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Jerry brudos mindhunter
Happy Anderson plays Brudos in the new Mind Hunter series on Netflix.
Jerry brudos in womens dress
Jerry Brudos looking sexy in his high heels and girdle. He would leave photos like these around the house for his wife to find. She found it odd.
Karen feet
Photograph of victim Karen Sprinker’s feet, taken by serial killer Jerome Brudos “I had a hacksaw and I cut off the left foot because I’m right handed. I took it home and put it in the freezer and used it for a photography model and to try shoes on.”


Jerry brudos caught on camera
CREEPY as shit, Brudos is caught looking in the mirror that was on the floor underneath a hoisted dead victim. This small image was on the bottom of one of the photos found in his home.

Linda Slawson, 19, of Aloha, Oregon last seen on January 1968 selling encyclopedias door-to-door. Brudos confessed to killing Slawson and dumping her body in the river. Slawson’s body was never recovered.


Jan Susan Witney, 23, from McMinnville last seen in Eugene on November, 25, 1968. Brudos abducted Whitney after her car broke down on Interstate 5.


Linda Dawn Salee, 19, of Beaverton was last seen in April 1969 when her car was found at Lloyd Center in Portland. Brudos confessed to abutting and killing Salee in his home.

Linda salee

Karen Elena Sprinker, 19, an honor student at Oregon State University was last seen in March 1969. Brudos confessed to abducting Sprinker at the Meier & Frank parking garage in downtown Salem, where she was supposed to meet her mother for a lunch date.

Karen sprinker


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Sara Fitzgerald

Currently listening!!! I’ll be back with my review 🙂

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Sara Fitzgerald

I’m a nerd. I took notes as I listened of my thoughts and comments. Thank you Jen for saying that about the “me, me!” Because i thought the same thing!! Lol Jon no pictures of you in the heels?? Also, its the Will-am-it River. Not will-a-met. Confusing I know lol. We have lots of streets and places that are spelled one way and we pronounce it another. You weed out the locals vs tourists that way I wonder if Jerry would have ended up as messed up as he was if his mother hadn’t been so harsh towards him. Or… Read more »

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